No-Brainer Chili Bean Dip

Since I started my new gig this weekend, I spent LOTS of time at Whole Foods. Of course being there for a few hours gets you sucked in to all the glorious food options. It took a lot of willpower to not buy everything in sight!

Since I was there doing a demo, there were other food demos set up throughout the store. It was fun to try out some different food! I ended up trying something and totally loved it! I had to buy all the ingredients and recreate it on the blog!

At one of the Whole Foods stores I was at, the store lets their employees come up with different recipes and demo them. I am not sure if they do this at every WF store. If they don’t, they totally should! This one sweet lady created this amazing dip, which she called her No-Brainer Dip! I loved the name and loved the dip!

It only consisted of a few ingredients – Whole Foods Black Bean Dip, a can of chili (i used vegetarian), some con queso and I also added some Sabre salsa that I was sent to review.

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I really love the Salba Smart line of chips and salsa! It’s so yummy!

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So back to the recipe! To make this dip I used 1/2 can of the chili, 1/2 of the black bean dip and a few scoops of salsa. All mixed together in a bowl, and then poured into a baking pan and topped with con queso and a little cheddar cheese for fun!

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Yummers! I baked it in the oven at 350* for 25 minutes to melt the cheese and to heat things up!

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While it was heating up in the oven I made some rice. I topped the chili over the rice and then added a dollop of guacamole to make it pretty. I also had a side of Salba tortilla chips, because lets face it, you can’t have dip without some chips!

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All pretty in the a Cali bowl!

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Doesn’t this look good enough to eat? It was nice to come home and just make a quick and easy meal/snack. Sometimes when you aren’t too hungry for dinner or had a big lunch, its nice to make something like this to nibble on!

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Check out Jackson eyeing up my bowl!  I swear I feed him everyday. He always looks so hungry in every picture!

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And did I mention how much I love my Cali Bowls for chips and dip? It’s so cute to have fun, colorful bowls in lots of different shapes and sizes. I kind of want to get a pair in every color!

Check out the Cali Bowls in my OpenSky store!


What’s your favorite type of dip to make?

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  • Reply Genesis March 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    gee, that is a no-brainer 🙂

    i like those 7-layer mexican bean dips. so yum.

  • Reply Tricia March 15, 2010 at 5:42 pm


  • Reply Tracey @ TropicalHappiness March 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Looks delicious

  • Reply Mom on the Run March 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I love that you get to be a product "host". I would love a job like that.

    That dips looks so good, even better in the Cali bowl.

  • Reply ladypurpl March 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Looks very easy to make and nutritious too! Those bowls are awesome, I really like the blue ones.

  • Reply Abby March 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    That looks so good!!! I'll have to try it!

    My husband makes a good fresh bean dip. I haven't made it for awhile, I probably should! …and I was typing this I mentioned it, and he said he bought stuff for it today! YES!

  • Reply Kelly March 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    That looks so good! I want some. 🙂

    Just wanted to mention that I have enjoyed your blog for some time and finally decided to try to run a half marathon. IT was envy over your GORGEOUS medal from the Disney marathon. LOL I'm joining a Galloway Training Team and can't wait to win my own medal. 🙂

    Of course I also visit because I love to see pics of Jackson. LOL

  • Reply David Yingling March 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Oh man, that looks delicious! If I had those ingredients on me now I'd make it immediately!

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